En intervju från Press TV där Paul Sheldon Foote, professor på California State University, Irvine, säger några väl valda ord angående Syrien, den är så bra så jag lägger in hela här.
Press TV: Professor, how would you explain Russia’s stance and position towards Syria?
Foote: I think it’s time that someone started telling the truth about it. It’s very obvious that America, Israel and some Arab countries are behind this terrorism in Syria.
A big lie for a long time, that America’s been at war with terrorism while they continually support terrorism in the region. It’s outrageous what they’re doing.
Not only that, they’ve used that as an excuse in America for taking away our freedoms. It’s time for the people in the West to wake up to what’s really happening. It affects not only Syria but it affects all of us in the West too.
Press TV: Nearly a year into the crisis in Syria, many people around the world are asking this question, that what is the end game in Syria? What will happen after this 90-day period after Kofi Annan’s peace plan?
Foote: I think that those in the West who have started this don’t have any plans to stop in the near future. They would even be happy to see a civil war in the country totally torn into pieces.
Unfortunately, the only way it’s going to end is if there’s any decent people left in Syria who won’t take money or weapons from the Israelis, Americans or Arabs, and realize that what they’re doing is very treasonous.
Press TV: Why is it that the Syrian government is accused and not the opposition?
Foote: It’s the controlled media of the West. It’s like George Orwell: ‘black is white and white is black’. The Western media has great success in twisting every truth into a lie, and a lie into a truth.
Unfortunately, millions of people in America continue to listen only to the “lame-stream” media, as we call it here – the critics of the lies are the mainstream media.
Uttalande av Rysslands utrikesminister Lavrov – Russia Calls on Syria to Firmly Confront the Terrorists
The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed the necessity of firmly confronting the terrorists operating in Syria, calling on all internal and external sides to stop providing any kind of support to the terrorists as provided by the Security Council’s anti-terrorism resolutions.
”Moscow firmly condemns these brutal acts that have claimed many victims as a result of the bombings which took place in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Banias and Jableh and in three neighborhoods in Hama,” said the statement.
Russia and Iran today renewed rejection of any foreign intervention in Syria’s domestic affairs, stressing the need for settling the crisis in Syria through a comprehensive national dialogue.
Från den regimtrogna nyhetskanalen Sveriges Radio Ekot – Vapen till syrisk opposition beslagtogs i Libanon – för ovanlighets skull inget större fel på det här inlägget, men kallar man den statliga syriska nyhetskanalen Sana för ”regimvänlig”, så ska man kallas det själva.
Militärer har beslagtagit tre containrar med vapen i en hamn i norra Libanon. Vapnen uppges ha varit på väg till oppositionsstyrkorna i Syrien.
Containrarna innehöll bland annat tunga kulsprutor, granater, raketvapen och sprängämnen, uppger libanesiska säkerhetsmyndigheter.
How the information warlords define the concept of terrorism in the case of Syria
This despite the fact that almost all definitions of terrorism share one common denominator— irrespective of their other differences— which is the deliberate use of force, or the threat of force, against civilian targets for political purposes. Mainstream news agencies have not hesitated in the past to refer to such attacks on western soil as “terrorism”, but the failure to do so in the case of Syria reflects their not-so-hidden political agendas and the degree of their embeddedness in Empire’s foreign policy objectives.